Maa Villaku | How to make Maa Villaku

By Saras Viswam  |  11th Oct 2016  |  
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About Maa Villaku Recipe

Maavilakku Mavu (Maa Vilakku Mavu) is an auspicious rice flour lamp made with rice flour and jaggery during Tamil Month Thai, Aadi and also during Karthigai Deepam festival. It is a family custom for many of to offer Maavilakku during these auspicious occasions.

Maa Villaku is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Saras Viswam teaches how to make Maa Villaku step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Maa Villaku in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 6 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Maa Villaku at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Maa Villaku takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 10 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Maa Villaku is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Maa Villaku is a good option for you. The flavour of Maa Villaku is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Maa Villaku and impress your family and friends.

Maa Villaku

Ingredients to make Maa Villaku

  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Finely grated jaggery - ¾ cup
  • cardamom powder - 2 pinches
  • ghee - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • For the lamp:
  • ghee - as needed
  • Cotton wicks

How to make Maa Villaku

  1. Take the rice flour in a mixer along with grated jaggery and cardamom.
  2. Grind the rice and jaggery. Just give a blend to mix the rice and jaggery thoroughly.
  3. Leave the ground rice and jaggery powder in a bowl and leave it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  4. The jaggery leaves moisture to the rice flour.
  5. After 15 minutes add 3 tbsp of ghee and mix the flour mixture till the ghee incorporates nicely.
  6. Split the rice and jaggery mixture into two portions. Knead the rice and jaggery mixture to 2 balls.
  7. Take any mould, grease the mould with a tsp of ghee and gently press the rice balls into the mould.
  8. Invert the mould gently on a plate and make a small dent with the bottle cap in the centre for pouring ghee to light the lamp.
  9. Divine maavilaku is ready to lit.
  10. Pour needed ghee in the dent keep the cotton wick and light the lamp .
  11. May godess maariamman bless this world with her kindness, and blessings.

My Tip:

I did not add water, but if you feel it is too dry, then drizzle few drops while kneading. The amount of jaggery depends on the jaggery variety.

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